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DrewF2,063 posts since 22 Mar 2010
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I'd disagree - to me it just symbolises that there is a "lead" presenter of the programme, who is normally Colin Brazier. Jonathan Samuels is filling in for him so takes that same slot.

It seems odd to suggest getting rid of double headed presentation because they are "short staffed" - it's hardly unusual for another presenter or reporter to cover someone else when they are away and that's what's happened here. I think you're reading more into it than is there.
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Skygeek889 posts since 5 Feb 2014
Surprised at that graphic, it suggests that Samuels is more senior than Secker with the larger font.

Honestly if they are short of staff they can get rid of double headed, which I suspect might happen in the near future.

What a load of laughable rubbish.


Jonathan's name just takes up more room, and to suggest that it's anything to do with his "seniority" enters into the realm of what I'd call "pres fetishism" - the practise of deriving what you want to out of pres elements to the exclusion of all reality just so you get to sound like an insider.

Seriously, do you think some people were sat in a room in Osterley at some point in the last 48 hours and said: "I know Jayne's a longstanding presenter, and Jonathan's only done a couple of overnight shifts in the chair up to now, but his seniority as a correspondent outranks hers as a presenter [which, by the way, it doesn't], so let's show the audience we know that by making his introductory name strap marginally larger than hers"?

I can assure you my colleagues have better things to do.
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^ To be fair even though I agree, you would back up your colleagues. No need to be so sharp because you have a difference in opinion.
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picard421 posts since 2 Jun 2016
Come back down to earth again guys, why the need to come down on someone like a ton of bricks for an off the cuff comment?

I can't see any difference the text size or boldness,
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Skygeek889 posts since 5 Feb 2014
^ To be fair even though I agree, you would back up your colleagues. No need to be so sharp because you have a difference in opinion.

I'm sorry, but I disagree that my tone was too harsh on this one. It is the opposite of sensible to think that a difference in font size on straps - whether real or imagined (and as it happens, I think it's the latter) - was down to a specific decision, or indeed that such a granular decision would ever actually be made in any quasi-HR context, let alone TV. It's pure, pointless fantasy.
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^ I was just about to post that. Very Happy
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^ I was just about to post that. Very Happy

Well, then clearly Jayne should be ultra-worried! Wink


I don't think it's Jane who should be worried.